EWG’s “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen”


Even though we know eating pesticides is bad for us, sometimes it’s hard to find or afford organic food. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group has come up with two handy lists to help us prioritize which things should really be bought organic (or not at all).

“Clean 15” (the 15 fruits and veggies they ranked lowest in pesticides):
1.Onions
2.Avocados
3.Sweet Corn
4.Pineapples
5.Mangoes
6.Sweet Peas
7.Asparagus
8.Kiwi
9.Cabbage
10.Eggplant
11.Cantaloupe
12.Watermelon
13.Grapefruit
14.Sweet Potatoes
15.Honeydew Melon

“Dirty Dozen” (the 12 fruits and veggies they ranked highest in pesticides):
1.Celery
2.Peaches
3.Strawberries
4.Apples
5.Blueberries
6.Nectarines
7.Sweet Bell Peppers
8.Spinach
9.Cherries
10.Collard Greens/Kale
11.Potatoes
12.Grapes

However, you don’t have to worry about the “Dirty Dozen” (or other food that wasn’t on the list) when you eat produce from the Angel Family Farm – everything they grow is 100% organic, even though it doesn’t have a fancy label saying so.

For more information, check out the Environmental Working Group webpage at: http://www.foodnews.org/

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